Clarifying the merits of argument in evaluation practice

Deborah Fournier, Nick L. Smith

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In prior writings, we have explored alternative means of justifying claims in evaluation practice. After a brief review of these previous investigations, we provide an analysis employing Toulmin's (1958) jurisprudence metaphor in the assessment of evaluative arguments. Applications and implications for evaluation practice are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-323
Number of pages9
JournalEvaluation and Program Planning
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Social Psychology
  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Strategy and Management
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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